Hangouts Camera Not Working? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024
Diagnose and resolve Hangouts camera issues with our comprehensive troubleshooting guide and online camera testing tool
Updated on January 2, 2024
How to Fix Hangouts Camera Not Working
Check Hangouts Camera Permissions
Go to your browser's settings. In Chrome, click the three dots in the top-right corner and
Scroll down to "Privacy and security" and click on "Site Settings".
Under "Permissions", click on "Camera".
Make sure that Hangouts is listed and that the toggle next to it is set to "Allow".
Check Your Camera Privacy Settings
Go to "Settings" > "Privacy" > "Camera".
Make sure that the toggle for "Allow apps to access your camera" is set to "On".
Try a Different Browser
If you're using Chrome, try switching to Firefox or Edge.
If you're using Firefox, try switching to Chrome or Edge.
Update Your Webcam Drivers
Go to the Device Manager. (You can do this by pressing Windows Key + X and selecting "Device
Expand the "Imaging devices" section.
Right-click on your webcam and select "Update driver".
Follow the on-screen instructions to update your drivers.
Restart Your Computer
Click on the Start menu and select "Power" > "Restart".
Uninstall Hangouts from your computer.
Go to the Google Hangouts website and download the latest version.
Install Hangouts and sign in with your account.
If you've tried all the steps above and your camera is still not working with Hangouts, you may need to contact Google support for further assistance.
Hangouts guides to fix your camera not working
Experiencing camera issues with Hangouts can disrupt your video conferences and meetings. Our specialized guides are designed to help you navigate and resolve these camera problems, ensuring your communications are seamless across any device. Whether you're using a smartphone, tablet, or computer, our targeted troubleshooting steps will assist you in getting your camera functioning properly again. Choose the guide that matches your device for detailed solutions.
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Adjust your webcam settings for better video quality during the test.